The City of Santa Rosa recently executed a strategy to increase reach, functionality, and accessibility of our open government video program: the online broadcast of meetings. The mobile video revolution is well underway, and now people need to access their government through their mobile devices. When it comes reaching the broadest possible public audience, your strategy’s best friend is a technology standard. For video, mobile or otherwise, that standard is H.264.
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We’re excited to announce that 100 government agencies are now using Granicus agenda management solutions to make their policy-making process completely automated, paperless, and transparent. As open government initiatives heat up across the country, Granicus is experiencing a growing number of requests for these solutions because they help move legislative workflows—that are traditionally manual and labor intensive—into the digital age.
Citizens, elected officials, and government staff all frequently need to follow something in particular that their government is working on, whether it’s information on a new city-wide Wi-Fi project, when the Parks and Recreation Committee will meet, or anything at all about outdoor murals. An e-mail alerts system gives everyone the ability to have notifications about their interest sent to them whenever an update occurs.
In the 16th annual Best of Web awards presented by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, twelve different cities, counties and states that use Granicus open government and government efficiency solutions took home honors: nearly half of all the awards.
The Granicus Open Platform solution is the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to start webcasting your government meetings live and on-demand. And in that spirit, the Granicus Training Team is now offering a fast, easy, and free way to hone your skills and learn how to use all of the features included with the Open Platform solution. We are now offering on-demand training sessions and a weekly 1-hour live training session for all Open Platform users or anyone interested in learning more about it! If you are interested in accessing these sessions contact me to get the link- it's free!
The Florida Channel, a public affairs programming service funded by the Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV, recently went live with the a new solution that gives them the mobile tools to webcast their daily Redistricing Hearings online live and on-demand. With these meetings occuring all over the state, the Florida Channel went above and beyond to preserve public access to these important meetings which will redraw the boundaries for Florida House, Senate, and congressional districts to comply with federal and state law.
Yesterday, Granicus hosted a successful webinar for nearly 200 local government clerks to help them modernize the way they manage and track the legislative process. We showcased best practices that have helped local governments save millions of dollars in staff time and paper reduction.